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VIDEO: 777X Autoclave To St. Louis

Sat May 14, 2016 12:18 am

This thing is utterly massive! Wow!

One more step to the 777X!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pglz9R1KLfA
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RE: VIDEO: 777X Autoclave To St. Louis

Sat May 14, 2016 5:59 am

It's still way smaller than the one for the 787 fuselage, isn't it?
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RE: VIDEO: 777X Autoclave To St. Louis

Sat May 14, 2016 9:14 am

Thanks for posting!

Very glad to see Dollars flowing into advanced manufacturing, as opposed to massively eroding the company's foundations by careless stock buybacks.

These autoclaves are not to be confused with the ones installed in Everett for 777X wing production. See

First of three wing fabrication autoclaves now in place | September 08, 2015
http://www.boeing.com/company/about-...re-at-everett-site-09-08-2015.page

The benefits from deciding to retain and deepen advanced wing design and production engineering skills will positively reverberate through many a current and future Boeing employee's career. It's also a strength that needs to be consciously leveraged to greater effect in the market.

The US has a paucity of seasoned manufacturing engineers, and I'm glad to see quite some women taking to the field.
 
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RE: VIDEO: 777X Autoclave To St. Louis

Sat May 14, 2016 1:40 pm

Are the autoclaves themselves made in the USA or do they come from Germany?
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RE: VIDEO: 777X Autoclave To St. Louis

Sat May 14, 2016 5:02 pm

Quoting holzmann (Reply 3):

They are made by ASC Process Systems based in Valencia California.

http://www.aschome.com/index.php/en/
 
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RE: VIDEO: 777X Autoclave To St. Louis

Sat May 14, 2016 5:06 pm

Quoting SeJoWa (Reply 2):
Thanks for posting!

Very glad to see Dollars flowing into advanced manufacturing, as opposed to massively eroding the company's foundations by careless stock buybacks.

These autoclaves are not to be confused with the ones installed in Everett for 777X wing production.

Thank you!

According to this video, this autoclave will be used for smaller components, such as parts for sections of the tail.
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RE: VIDEO: 777X Autoclave To St. Louis

Sat May 14, 2016 6:16 pm

Why don't they make the whole fuselage out of carbon fiber as they are doing the wings and parts of the tail? They did this with the 787.
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RE: VIDEO: 777X Autoclave To St. Louis

Sat May 14, 2016 6:31 pm

Quoting sparkingwave (Reply 6):
Why don't they make the whole fuselage out of carbon fiber as they are doing the wings and parts of the tail? They did this with the 787.

Because the 777X is supposed to be a "low cost" development of the 777 with new engine, wing and slight stretch and a new fuselage would make it almost a totally new design.
 
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RE: VIDEO: 777X Autoclave To St. Louis

Sat May 14, 2016 7:42 pm

Quoting trex8 (Reply 7):
Quoting sparkingwave (Reply 6):
Why don't they make the whole fuselage out of carbon fiber as they are doing the wings and parts of the tail? They did this with the 787.

Because the 777X is supposed to be a "low cost" development of the 777 with new engine, wing and slight stretch and a new fuselage would make it almost a totally new design.

IMHO they should have spent more an gone with a newer "next-generation" Al-Li combo. Would have been cheaper than going CFRP and IMHO would have lowered weight substantially.
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